leatherback sea turtle making its way across a beach
Fifteen-Year Project Quantifies Threat to Reptiles
The study estimates that one-fifth of reptile species worldwide are at risk of extinction.
ABOVE: © iStock.com, rawlinson_photography
Fifteen-Year Project Quantifies Threat to Reptiles
Fifteen-Year Project Quantifies Threat to Reptiles

The study estimates that one-fifth of reptile species worldwide are at risk of extinction.

The study estimates that one-fifth of reptile species worldwide are at risk of extinction.

ABOVE: © iStock.com, rawlinson_photography

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